Projects in the IDEAMAPS Network generate citywide surface maps of area deprivations and assets, and support stakeholders to use data for upgrading, advocacy, monitoring, and more.
We strive for data to be validated by city stakeholders, comparable across cities, updated routinely, and usable by community and local government stakeholders to seek equity and justice for all.
IDEAMAPS Network surface maps cover city administrative boundaries and larger built-up metropolitan areas to ensure that diverse users can access complete data for the city, however “the city”is defined.
Data outputs are Data outputs are formatted as ~100x100m grid cells to serve multiple purposes:formatted as ~100x100m grid cells to serve multiple purposes:
The IDEAMAPS Network co-designs new data and new processes of data exchange and integration by leveraging the strengths of often silo-ed “slum” mapping traditions.
We center the context knowledge of community mappers and other field experts; use scalable, reproducible modelling techniques as a vehicle; and integrate diverse social and environmental data from communities, local and national governments, NGOs, academia, and the private sector.